Gathering & Saving (Part 1)
Seeds are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get native plants in your garden…and one of the most intimidating! In our two-part Seeds series we break down all the seed collecting terminology and techniques for any level gardener to understand. Join us for part one (Gathering & Saving) where we head out to Eugene Field Park natural area to discuss how to gather your own seeds and what to do from there!
You will collect, label and store seeds from this event.
Sowing & Growing (Part 2)
You’ve collected or bought your seeds…now what? Direct sowing, overwintering, stratifying—what does it all mean? In part two of our Seeds series, learn the next steps to rearing your own native plants from seed and the ins and outs of bringing them to life using low cost, DIY methods.
Level: Beginner and intermediate
Where: Eugene Field Park (field house): 5100 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60625